Ryan’s notes

Backcountry ski packing list

Essentials

  • Skis

  • Skins

  • Wax

  • Ski boots

  • Poles

  • Helmet / warm hat

  • Ski goggles / sunglasses

  • Avalanche backpack

    • Beacon (check battery!)

    • Probe

    • Shovel

  • Base layer

  • Down jacket

  • Hardshell jacket

  • Ski pants

  • Ski socks

  • Sunscreen

  • Neck warmer

  • Light gloves

  • Heavy gloves

  • Food

    • Water bottle / bladder

    • Lunch


Gear

Recommendations

  • From Luke O'Malley: I have Hestra gloves and I LOVE them. Three reasons why I like them:

    • removable liners, great for drying and/or replacing once worn through
    • wicked warm, my hands get really cold and the three finger ‘crab’ claw is awesome
    • wrist leash, so you can take them off on the chairlift and not worry about losing them

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